We’ve joined the digital revolution and with this post have launched our monthly blog posts that we hope will help to facilitate a digital dialogue with our customers, suppliers, and industry compatriots. In the months ahead, we will be posting blog articles about industry news of interest, information about manufacturing in the U.S. and also updates about our company and products. We look forward to you being part of this conversation and hope you will feel free to comment and let us know your thoughts.
Before we begin, we thought we’d give you an overview of who we are, where we came from and where we hope to go.
The Hammill story began in 1955 when it was founded by Ed Hammill. Ever since Ed founded the company it has remained family owned and operated, something each generation has taken pride in and worked to continually improve on our products and services. Since the 1970’s Hammill Medical has been fabricating orthopedic implants, spinal implants, surgical instruments, and implantable medical devices. In fact, we recently celebrated the manufacturing of our 500,000th orthopedic knee implant.
We are very meticulous about quality processes to ensure that the customer receives a part that’s manufactured to their requirements and specifications and that it adheres to all the FDA requirements and follows the ISO 13485 guidelines.
We are committed to employee education and encouraging young people to learn about our manufacturing processes through our apprentice program. Together with the state of Ohio and Owens Community College we typically have between 35 and 40 students who are going through the apprentice program. These students come away from the program with the equivalent to a 2-year college degree and a journeyman’s card which establishes high-level skills as a machinist.
Hammill Medical is able to bring new products to market quickly and on budget with the help of our in-house tooling and gage design and manufacturing.
So, this is how we got our start and where we are currently. We look forward to telling you about where we are going in future blogs and sharing stories about manufacturing innovations, ideas, and current practices that we think will be of interest to you. As well, be sure to check in with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. Stop by next month for our next post.